Water may seem ordinary – it pours from our taps and falls from the sky – but you would be surprised at what a profoundly strange substance it is. It expands when it cools; hot water water freezes faster than cold water; it defies the usual rules of chemistry. Without its rebel behaviour, though, none of us would exist. Alok Jha will change the way you look at our most ordinary substance. Water has shaped life on Earth, we look for it on other planets as a potential sign of life and this simple molecule connects you and everyone else to the first moments of the universe.
Alok Jha is a science journalist, author and broadcaster. He is a Welcome fellow, developing new storytelling formats for science. He has worked as science correspondent at ITV News and the Guardian and made programmes for the BBC. Find out more about Alok @ http://alokjha.com/
This talk will be a story of science and hence accessible to all. Students do not need to wear school uniform.
The talk starts at 5.30pm in the main hall. All ages are welcome, including family and friends.
On the night we will be collecting for a new minibus - please donante as generously as possible.
We look forward to seeing you there.
APS science department.